Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Here is my entry. When Matchbox came out with their version of the Datsun 510 (known as the poor man’s BMW as the specs were patterned after one of the BMW models) rally car, I was excited but at the same time disappointed as the original looks so incomplete. However it gave me the opportunity to have fun putting in my own spin. I detailed/customized it to mimic the East African Safari Rally that took place in the late 60's to early 70's.

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I imagine this to be a grueling muddy and dusty event so this is how I envisioned it.

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And here is the profile look.

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I added paint, decal and weathering to it.

Since this event usually covers up to 5,000 km the participants probably have to do night driving as well.

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